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Vitamins for Hair Loss
Jul 12, 2009
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A clump of hair in the shower drain or scattered on the pillowcase can alarm anyone. For many folks, their mane is their crowning glory when they’re having a “good hair day”. It adds extra zip to their step. So anytime it looks like they may be losing their locks, they’re not happy.

Hair loss does occur for other reasons, some of which you can have control over if you know about them. In most of these instances, the hair loss is temporary, although you may have to wait six to eight months after the precipitating cause has been removed before you see the growth begin again. The following hair loss vitamins can help you prevent some of the other situations that can cause hair loss:

B-Vitamins

B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair. Foods rich in B vitamins include beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower, soy beans, nutritional yeast, bran, nuts and eggs

Biotin

Biotin is very important for hair health. It is needed for healthy hair and skin, and may even prevent hair loss in some men. Eat plenty of foods high in biotin and or take it in supplemental form. Good food sources of biotin include brewer's yeast, brown rice, bulgur, green peas, lentils, oats, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and walnuts.

Inositol

Inositol is vital for hair growth.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C aids in improving scalp circulation. It is important to maintain capillaries that carry blood to the follicles.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E increases oxygen uptake, which improves circulation to the scalp. It improves health and growth of hair. Since hair health is tied to the immune health, vitamin E is believed to stimulate hair growth by enhancing the immune function.

Zinc

Zinc stimulates hair growth by enhancing immune function.

But the most effective way to solve having a hair loss is to consult the professional Dermatologist nearest you for hair loss vitamins.

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posted by Bedabs @ 12:44 AM   0 comments
Dry Skin
Jan 4, 2009
Dehydration is the loss of water in our body, sometimes severe enough to cause shock since human body is composed of seventy five percent water. To discuss this problem we first need to know its main cause. There are several factors like the environment, weather, health situation or lifestyle is making the skin dry. There are some of skin dry easily remedied and others will take more time and effort.

Today, millions of people around the world have dry skin. There are numerous products being invented to address this situation concerning the skin. Generally speaking, there is no such thing as dry skin. We may either have dehydrated skin or an oil skin type which is also hydrated or dehydrated.

What does a dehydrated skin feel like?
• dry
• itchy
• flaky patches and rough spots
• blotchy patches
• skin tone is dull and pale
• when apply a bit of pressure on the skin, it does not revert back to its original state

When you leave your skin dehydrated for a long period of time, keratinization occurs. Let’s take for an example the feet. The skin on the bottom of our feet is subjected too much heat, friction and dirt. The dead skin cells that build up on the surface of our skin forms a coat covering it, making it nearly impossible for moisturizer to reach our skin. The skin will further get dehydrated. Then keratinization occurs with breakouts since our skin is badly in need of water.

Fortunately, dehydration is easily treated and is very temporary. The skin just needs to rehydrate and vitamins given to be able to have healthy skin.

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posted by Bedabs @ 8:59 AM   4 comments
Natural Sleeping Aid
Dec 7, 2008
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in all North America and in Europe. One-third of the US population cannot sleep well to function well during the day. And One-half of those people have only one or two bad nights a week. The other half spend countless sleepless nights tossing and turning, staring at the alarm clock and feeling miserable. These people also spend countless days exhausted.


Here are some suggested natural sleeping aids to help you sleep tight:

  • Get a comfortable bed. Sleeping may also be disturbed because the individual is uncomfortable in his or her bed, soft beds are usually better for sleeping than firm ones.
  • Don’t drink alcohol. Alcohol can make you feel drowsy and may actually put you to sleep, but it has the unpleasant side effect of waking you up in the middle of the night because of headaches, a full bladder or gastric upset. In addition, once alcohol’s sedative effects wears off, there’s a rebound effect that actually makes trouble falling back to sleep. For a better night’s sleep, skip the nightcap.
  • Maintain a normal schedule. Most insomniacs become so desperate that they’ll go to sleep any time that they can. But, perhaps the most important rule for people with insomnia is to keep a strict sleep wake schedule. If you cannot sleep one night, simply get up at your usual time the next morning and don’t take any naps. Chances are you will be ready for a sound sleep by the next night.
  • Take a hot bath. Having a hot bath taken two hours before bedtime is a wonderful way to relax staying in it for at least 20 minutes makes your body ready for sleep. Do not bathe in very hot water, however, if you are pregnant or have any significant health problems, ask your doctor.


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